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How To Have Your Best Day Ever
If I were to ask you what it would take to ensure you had your best day ever, I d guess there would be large sums of money involved and a vacation of some sorts. Am I right
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 24
Worlds Apart: Maintaining Personal Relationships As Political Opposites
This election cycle has been characterized by an unprecedented amount of polarizing discourse and outright hostility. There are strong feelings of alarm and moral outrage on both sides of the political divide. Many have reported getting into a fight with a friend or family member over the election.
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 24
The 2016 Presidential Race: An Unexpected National Trauma
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Individuals experience trauma--and so do communities and nations. We all respond to trauma and emotional pain differently. Sometimes we withdraw, sometimes we fight. If we are able to tolerate the pain and face our feelings and our fears, if we receive the support that we need, we can recover and we can heal.
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 24
The Crisis of the Ailing Toxic Mother: Caretake or Run?
My mother is in her 60s now, and has several health problems. I was her caregiver for many years, but have not had much contact with her for 6 years or so. It is a constant dilemma. Do I take care of the woman who gave me life, but did everything to break me down Or do I live my life without her Caroline, age 38
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 24
What Are Migraines, Exactly?
I am lucky to have never experienced a migraine before. knocks on wood But 15 of the world s population suffers from migraines, and those folks will easily rattle off all of the painful symptoms pulsating pain sometimes localized to one side of the head often accompanied by sensitivity to light, sound, or smell . Some also experience nausea. About 1 3 of migraine sufferers perceive auras before the onset of pain, or brief periods of strange visuals, scents ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 24
Six Cues That Your Lover Is Selfish in Bed
Men can and often do finish through intercourse. Very few women can and do without external stimulation. So, it is in some ways easier to be a man in the sexual arena. In principle, men can finish without foreplay, fellatio or handjobs. Most women cannot finish without foreplay, cunnilingus or a handjob. Yet, anecdotally, too many men are either completely confused about this fact, or they are selfish in bed. If they are confused, they just need some educa ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 24
Film and television often provide misleading information on brain death
Neurologists who examined how brain death and organ donation are portrayed in film and television found that only a small fraction of productions provide the public with a complete and accurate understanding of brain death. In addition, most productions do not provide professional discussions about organ donation. Because television and movies serve as a key source for public education, the quality of productions that feature brain death must be improved. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 24
Competing attitudes about the homeless complicate public policy
Research has shown that policies designed to help the homeless are more popular with the public than those aimed at helping other social groups, including immigrants. But that hasn t stopped policies that target the homeless and make their lives more difficult, such as banning lying down in public or making it illegal to feed the homeless. Scott Clifford, a political scientist at the University of Houston, says public opinion plays an important role in sup ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 24
Iron-deficiency anemia in ulcerative colitis -- many patients don't get testin...
Oct. 24, 2016 - Many patients with ulcerative colitis don t receive recommended testing and treatment for the common problem of iron deficiency anemia, reports a study in the October issue of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases , official journal of the Crohn s Colitis Foundation of America CCFA . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . About one-third of ulcerative colitis patients with anemia are not tested for iron deficiency--and nearly one-fourth of thos ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 24
Researchers find zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3-D robotic models of ...
BROOKLYN, New York - Authenticity is an important trait, and zebrafish take it especially seriously. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering discovered that zebrafish engage more with 3D-moving robotic models of themselves than with other stimuli. The team, headed by Maurizio Porfiri, professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, devised the controllable, customizable robotic platform to help researchers more a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 24
Study uncovers brain changes in offending pedophiles
New research reveals that certain alterations in the brain may be present in pedophiles, with differences between hands-on offenders and those who have not sexually offended against children. For the study, researchers conducted imaging tests of the brains of pedophiles with and without a history of hand-on sexual offences against children, as well as healthy non-offending controls, during an assessment of what s called a response-inhibition task. Activati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 24
Psychological Science Explores the Minds of Dogs Â
Dogs are one of the most common household pets in the world, so it s curious that we know relatively little about their cognitive abilities when we know so much about the abilities of other animals, from primates to cetaceans. Over the last couple decades, researchers have been aiming to bridge this gap in scientific knowledge, investigating how our canine companions behave and what they know and why. The October 2016 issue of Current Directions in Psychol ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Oct 24
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